×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
  • Alternative view 1 of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
  • Alternative view 2 of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
     

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

by Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Hot on the heels of Slide and Find Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?, is this Slide and Find edition of the final collaboration between Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

The author-illustrator team turns their talents to the theme of animal conservation, introducing children to some of the world's most

Overview

Hot on the heels of Slide and Find Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?, is this Slide and Find edition of the final collaboration between Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

The author-illustrator team turns their talents to the theme of animal conservation, introducing children to some of the world's most endangered species through Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic, repetitive text and Eric Carle's vibrant images. This Priddy edition is a great way to make story time interactive – on each spread, there is a sliding door for children to open, so they can discover for themselves what the next animal in this engaging story will be.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“* Another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Even after more than 35 years, [Carle's] style still radiates the same remarkable elemental beauty.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Carle's trademark paint and cut-out style and Martin's rhythmic and repetitive text full of animal observations engages little ones and keeps them turning the pages.” —San Francisco Chronicle

bn.com
The Barnes & Noble Review
Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle -- the team who won us over with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? -- now pay homage to endangered animals in this dynamically delicate picture book.

Following the format of their legendary Brown Bear, the two showcase a bevy of fauna through Martin's flowing text and Carle's magnificent cut-paper and watercolor illustrations. Lumbering Panda Bear sees "a bald eagle soaring by me," Bald Eagle spots "a water buffalo charging by," and big-horned Water Buffalo spies a "spider monkey swinging by," while more endangered creatures splash and sneak along. At the end, the creators don't fail to bring the text back to readers themselves, when a moon-and-stars Dreaming Child imagines the book's animals together "all wild and free -- that's what I see!"

Carle's energizing artwork, combined with Martin's environmentally conscious message, make this a vitalizing must-have for your bookshelves and a superb follow-up to Carle's previous animal-themed book, "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," Said the Sloth. Sparking kids to learn more about endangered animals -- particularly with the Note on Endangered Species in the front -- the creators shine a light on an important topic with earnestness and timely panache. Matt Warner

For years, youngsters have been learning words and the love of nature from Eric Carle's sweet Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Now this adorable story about animals "all wild and free" appears for the first time as a board book. A sweet gift for the new kid on the block.
Publishers Weekly
Now in board book, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr, illus. by Eric Carle, offers a lineup of endangered species that includes a water buffalo, spider monkey, macaroni penguin and whooping crane, among others. PW's starred review of the original edition called this "another standout from the creators of a line of perennial favorites." Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The bears are back! The author-illustrator team that introduced the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in 1967 return this summer with Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?. Martin's simple, rhythmic text features ten endangered creatures, including a bald eagle, sea lion and spider monkey. As with the earlier book, each page invites the child to focus on one animal depicted by Eric Carle. The engaging chant and collages show how each animal moves, whether soaring, splashing or swinging. Little ones will probably imitate these motions with delight. Especially powerful is the book's closing image: a moon-faced "dreaming child" watching over all ten creatures "wild and free." 2003, Henry Holt, Ages 1 to 5.
—Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-While some adults may sigh at the similarity of this title to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1983) and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (1995, both Holt), children will be thrilled. A water buffalo, a green sea turtle, a black panther, and other animals answer that familiar call, "What do you see?" Readers view all these creatures and more, a treat considering that the 10 animals featured are all endangered species and therefore rare sights. The book closes wistfully with a dreaming child who sees the animals all "wild and free." Names like "macaroni penguin" contribute to some awkwardness in the text's rhythm, but the bright collage images and lilting language bring the animals to life on the page-soaring, swinging, or even strutting. Opening with a helpful note on the importance of animal protection, this title will make a perfect segue into conversations about endangered species.-Julie Roach, Malden Public Library, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805099508
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
08/12/2014
Series:
Brown Bear and Friends Series
Pages:
28
Sales rank:
299,302
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

BILL MARTIN JR was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer and poet, and held a doctoral degree in early childhood education.

ERIC CARLE's many innovative books have earned him a place in the canon of classic children's literature. His four books with Bill Martin Jr remain popular with teachers and parents, and display an enduring ability to speak directly to children.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews